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PCI Compliance Overview

The importance of PCI compliance

Safeguarding the integrity of your transaction data is paramount. That's why it is mandatory for all Merchants, Acquirers, Resellers, and Service Providers who engage in the processing, storage, or transmission of cardholder data within the Discover® network to uphold PCI compliance.

Safeguarding the integrity of your transaction data is paramount. That's why it is mandatory for all Merchants, Acquirers, Resellers, and Service Providers who engage in the processing, storage, or transmission of cardholder data within the Discover® network to uphold PCI compliance.

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Ensure the safety of customer data through PCI compliance

To report a data compromise or breach, call 1-800-347-3083.

Merchants that accept Sanquest Card:

  • Are obligated to adhere to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) continuously.
  • Might need to confirm and disclose compliance, either directly to Discover or through your third-party Acquirer.

Acquirers that process Discover transactions:

  • Every Acquirer entrusted with storing, processing, or transmitting Discover Cardholder data is obligated to adhere to the PCI DSS.
  • They might need to confirm and communicate their compliance status directly to Discover.
  • It is essential for them to oversee the DISC program and contribute to enhancing the security of the payment card transaction procedure.

Discover Information Security & Compliance (DISC) Program

The Discover Information Security & Compliance (DISC) program assists you in fostering compliance and adhering to the Payment Card Industry (PCI) security standards. This effort contributes to the protection of cardholder data and the mitigation of data breaches.

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PCI compliance resources

Discover a diverse array of resources designed to aid Merchants, Acquirers, and Service Providers in upholding PCI compliance.

Acquirer Compliance

Acquaint yourself with the compliance procedure and the requisites for reporting.

Card Production Vendor Compliance

Understand the compliance process and reporting requirements.

Service Provider Compliance

Ascertain your Service Provider Level, alongside your validation and reporting obligations.

Identify Your Merchant Level

Recognize your Merchant Level to ascertain the prerequisites for compliance validation and reporting.

Validation & Reporting Requirements

Discover your distinct validation and reporting prerequisites contingent on your Merchant Level.

PCI DSS Compliance Assessment

Conduct a PCI DSS compliance evaluation subsequent to identifying your Merchant or Service Provider Level.

Providing Compliance Documents

Acquire knowledge on submitting your PCI compliance documentation to Discover, whether through physical copies or electronically.

Small Merchant Resources

Resources are accessible for small merchants to enhance your understanding of the significance and necessity of PCI compliance.

Contact our Data Security team

For reporting a data breach or cardholder data compromise, dial 1-800-347-3083. Alternatively, reach out to us for any inquiries related to compliance.

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